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Old 10-24-2001
Problem with Links


Someone told me that Links where useful in Unix, but when I asked them how, he couldn't tell me... All he told me was, "well you can use hard-link or symbolic link".

When I asked him what were the diference, he told me that there is no real difference.

Can you please tell enlighten me.

What is link? and is there any differnces between symbolic link and hard- link?

# 2  
Old 10-24-2001
links are just like shortcuts for files and folders.
you can make use of them to ease your operations.

you can create links to files or folders with the command ln

the man pages will give you more info.
# 3  
Old 10-24-2001
So one can say that links are shortcuts to files and folders. and is use to ease ones operation?

But is there any differences between hard-link and symbolic link? What does each do?

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Old 10-25-2001
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